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12 - Secret Associations - Sketches of Village of Albion

SECRET ASSOCIATIONS.

Albion Lodge, No. 212, I. O. of O. F.- This Lodge of Odd Fellows was instituted at Albion, March 13, 1846. Their Rooms are situated in the 3d story of the brick block, on the corner of Batavia and Bank Streets, and were fitted up by the Lodge for their use, at an original expense of about one thousand dollars. The whole number of members initiated up to June 1st., 1853, was 205. The number of contributing members at the same date was 123. Amount of cash funds on hand is $811.90. Total of cash receipts for the year ending Dec. 31, 1852, is $678.49. Amount paid out by the Lodge for benefits in cases of sickness and death of members, or their families, for the year ending Dec. 31, 1852, was $268.80, and for other expenses, $186.48; making their net revenue for the year $223.51. The regular meetings of this Lodge, are held every Friday evening. Officers are John H. White, N. G. Wm. J. Hannington, V. G. - J. C. Hitchcock, Sec'y. - L.. M. Bennett, P. S.- David Smith, Treas. - Thomas Clapp, W. - G. H. Owen, C. - Wm. M'Knight, O. G. - A. W. Green, I. G. - R. S. Tanner, R. S. N. G.- J. H. Denio, L. S. N. G. - S. Whitcomb, R.S . V. G.- Richard Irish, L. S. V. G.

Orleans Encampment, No. 60, I. O. of O. F. - This association of Odd Fellows was instituted January 25, 1848. At present it numbers about 50 members. Its regular sessions are held on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month.

The present Officers are Wm. Emerson, C. P. - David Smith. H. P.- Thomas Clapp, S. W.- A. J. Benton, I. W. H. Abeel, Scribe - W. J. Hannington, Treas.

Renovation Lodge, No. 97, of Free and Accepted Masons. This, the only consociation of the fraternity in Orleans Co., holds its regular communications on the Monday P. M. of or preceeding the full of the moon in each month. This Lodge is in a flourishing condition, numbering at present about 60 members. The present officers are W. H. Drew, W. M.; Lewis Pullman, S. W.; Judson Downs, J. W.; A. J. Benton, Sec'y; J. Starkweather, Treasurer.

SOURCE:  Sketches of village of Albion : containing incidents of its history and progress, from its first settlement, and a statistical account of its trade, schools, societies, manufactures, &c. (1853); Arad Thomas; Albion, N.Y.